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Learn how to work from your truth, no matter how extreme the dramatic situation. This book is a usable tool for actors looking for a more holistic physical approach to the demands of film and theater.

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Attend a Workshop!

Discover your Lucid Body by attending a workshop! Workshops are taught by Fay Simpson or a trained Lucid Body Teacher.

Become a Lucid Body Teacher!

The Lucid Body Teacher Training is an apprenticeship program. Each apprentice works closely with Fay on their own personal teacher training path.

Lucid Body Company

Founded in 1990 by Fay Simpson and Lauren Cramer, Lucid Impact Theatre is a collective of theatre artists who have come together to create social change through theatre.

“I want to thank you for helping me find Patsey’s heart.”

Lupita Nyong’o

Actor, Oscar Winner, 12 Years a Slave

“Thank you for creating LUCID BODY. Your approach to storytelling and unlocking the truth in the humanity of characters has been an essential game-changer in helping to deepen the creativity in my work and in my life.”

Amanda Warren

Actor, Lucy Warburton, THE LEFTOVERS. HBO/Warner Bros. Television

Upcoming Workshops & Events

at The Lucid Body House

The following workshops and events will be held at The Lucid Body House. 230 Lexington Avenue. Between 33rd & 34th St. unless otherwise specified on event page. Workshops fill up fast, so we encourage you to register early.

Lucid Yoga with Shayna Freedman – Tuesdays in March

Lucid Body Advanced Text Class – March 5- April 16

Spring Equinox Workshop – March 21

Lucid Body May Intensive – Acting from the Gut – May 4-9

Lucid Body Los Angeles – June 15-20

Lucid Body June Crash Course – June 15-25

Special Guest Workshops

Other Fay Simpson Productions

SCOTTY

Inspired by Raymond Carver’s A Small Good Thing; directed by Fay Simpson, with assistant direction from Thiago Felix; created with the Stella Adler Physical Theatre Institute

Always

Original works created by the third year NYU grad acting program in fall 2013. Fay developed this piece with them and directed it.

Meet the Lucid Body Family

Fay Simpson

Fay Simpson

Founder of the Lucid Body

Fay Simpson has been the Artistic Director and co-founder of Impact Theatre since its creation in 1990…Read More

Jamie Cool, LCSW

Jamie Cool, LCSW

Lucid Body Teacher

Jamie is a licensed and practicing therapist in Houston, TX.  She has studied and taught the technique of Lucid Body for over ten years…Read More

Ashley Kleinman, MA, RDT, LCAT

Ashley Kleinman, MA, RDT, LCAT

Lucid Body Teacher

Ashley is a certified Lucid Body who began working with Fay Simpson in 2005.  Ashley started taking The Lucid Body as a movement class for actors and after a long journey of self process Read more…

Chris Maddox, B.F.A, R.Y.T.

Chris Maddox, B.F.A, R.Y.T.

Lucid Body Teacher

Chris is a Certified Lucid Body Teacher and the Founder of The Wild Woman Project…Read more

Katie Knipp Willis

Katie Knipp Willis

Lucid Body Teacher

Katie is a Certified Lucid Body Instructor who began her work with Fay in 2004. Katie has served on the Acting Faculty with the Yale School of Drama, NYU(Stella Adler Conservatory), and the Actor’s Center. Read more…

Thiago Felix

Thiago Felix

Lucid Body Teacher

Originally from Brazil, Thiago is an actor, director and a certified Lucid Body teacher. He has taught the Lucid Body technique at the Yale School of Drama in 2013 and he is a current faculty member at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. Read More…

Raniah Al-Sayed

Raniah Al-Sayed

Lucid Body Teacher

Raniah as an actor and writer, has worked in London, Edinburgh, New York and regionally in the U.S.  Born in Saudi Arabia, raised in London, Raniah trained at the BRIT School for Performing Arts Read more…

Monika Gossmann

Monika Gossmann

Lucid Body Teacher

Monika was born and raised bilingually (German and Russian) in Alma-Ata/Kasachstan. At the age of six she moved with her family to Germany. After high school she underwent three years training as a singer, dancer and musical performer at the Contemporary Dance School in Hamburg. Read more…